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BAME nurses

BAME nurses: online resource will celebrate their contribution to healthcare

You can help by sending details of inspirational careers and ‘unsung heroes’

Nurse administers the flu jab to another healthcare professional in a bid to protect colleagues and patients and help ease NHS winter pressures

Flu jab ‘vital’ for nurses as COVID-19 continues, says England’s chief nursing officer

NHS England letter urges all front-line healthcare staff to help protect workers and patients

RCN presidential election resumes after being suspended

RCN deputy president election campaign resumes following suspension

College relaxes rules about electioneering after candidate disqualifications

COVID-19 testing swabs

COVID-19: inability to obtain test forces nurses to take time off work

Staff with symptomatic children have to self-isolate, which puts strain on colleagues

Patient-centred discussions about emergency treatment

CPR decisions: what the updated ReSPECT form means for nurses

Resuscitation Council UK says the form is more patient-centred to support informed decisions

International recruitment plans include funding flights and accommodation

Leaked: NHS plan to increase international recruitment by 41% to plug nurse staffing gap

NHS England confirms £29 million investment in international nurse recruits

Evidence and Practice

Expanding the emergency nurse role to meet demand: nurse and physician perspectives

Attitudes towards an expanded role for registered nurses in the emergency department

Analysing ambulance data to ascertain the prevalence and demographics of individuals who have died by suicide

Analysing ambulance data to ascertain the prevalence and demographics of individuals...

Service evaluation data collected by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust

Management of cardiac arrest following blunt trauma: a critical evaluation of resuscitative thoracotomy

Management of cardiac arrest following blunt trauma

A critical evaluation of resuscitative thoracotomy

Medicine wastage in a thromboprophylaxis protocol for ambulatory trauma patients

Medicine wastage in a thromboprophylaxis protocol for ambulatory trauma patients

Investigating the waste and cost with suggestions for changing dispensing practice

Treating buckle fractures in children with a soft cast and home removal: a quality improvement initiative

Treating buckle fractures in children with a soft cast and home removal

A quality improvement initiative introduced by advanced nurse practitioners

Exploring patients and family members’ experiences of care in the emergency department

Exploring patients and family members’ experiences of care in the emergency department

An investigation of patients and family members’ experiences of care in one ED in Iran

Features

COVID-19 and sepsis: what do the similarities mean for nurses and patients?

As with sepsis, for many people, the after-effects of COVID-19 will require long-term support

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The nursing home team that helped me fight for a ‘second life’

Patient’s Choice nominee Rekha Govindan changed the prognosis for a man given weeks to live

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Support when families need it most: ‘health visitors may not know the impact they have’

Patient’s Choice nominee Noreen Ferguson helped a family deal with their son’s diagnosis

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Safeguarding against the odds: ‘this highlights what learning disability nurses do’

Patient’s Choice award nominee Marie Perry ‘went all out’ to ensure a young man’s safety

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Cardiac arrest on a long-haul flight: ‘this brave young nurse saved my life’

As a nursing student, Patient’s Choice nominee Isobel Corrie gave CPR to a fellow passenger

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Rebecca Betts-Richards

A champion for people with personality disorders: ‘our nurse always puts us first’

How Patient’s Choice nominee Rebecca Betts-Richards supports mental health service users

Opinion

Frail older man lying on bed. Older people with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the emergency department

How to spot frailty in older people and what emergency nurses can do to improve care

Older people living with frailty tend to present late and often in crisis at the ED

Calling 111 before accessing emergency care is a barrier to treating mental health

Trials aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 could have a negative effect on some

From career worries to well-being goals: how I survived COVID-19 shielding

A nurse explains how physical activity and colleague support helped her cope with isolation

Students

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Illustration showing a nurse standing in front open an open door with the sign 'In', choosing to opt in to a clinical placement

COVID-19: why I’m glad I faced my fears and opted for extended clinical placement anyway

I have learned so much about being a nurse by working in a great ED team during the pandemic

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Nathan Harrison

COVID-19: how working at the Nightingale has changed my student experience

Two students describe their first weeks in the workplace, and what has helped them cope

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Careers

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

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